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Tip Sheets

ACACIA EAP: HELPFUL TIP SHEETS TO SUPPORT YOU

Acacia recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress, and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the number of COVID-19 cases growing every day, these emotional reactions are increasing.

It is important that we understand the impact on our mental health, particularly for those susceptible to stress and anxiety. This is why we have developed some valuable tip sheets you can share with your staff.  However, we remind you to refer to official sources when determining the best course of action.

Looking After Your Mental Health During Covid-19 Outbreak

Acacia EAP recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress, and concern many people may be experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For support, we offer the following wellbeing advice.

Conversations with Children and Young People about COVID-19

News of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is everywhere, including in our schools and playgrounds. Our children and young people may worry more when kept in the dark.

Strategies To Manage The Impact Of Coronavirus On Your Employees

Businesses are required to identify hazards, and their associated risks, in the workplace and take reasonable action to eliminate or minimise risk.

Mental Health And Working-from-home

Spending an increased amount at home, with limited social contact, can take a toll on our mental health. Extended periods at home can cause feelings of boredom and loneliness.

Leading through the outbreak of COVID-19

As a manager or leader in a workplace, our staff look to us for guidance, support, and reassurance, particularly during times of heightened stress or change. Managers can play a vital role in a team’s recovery from a crisis.

Supporting those experiencing DFV during COVID-19

This guide is to support the responses and considerations of management for those staff members experiencing domestic and family violence.

Nutrition During COVID-19

Being required to stay at home during the pandemic can be quite stressful and challenging for some. In times like these, many people tend to abandon their healthy eating habits due to boredom and increased anxiety.

Meal Planning During COVID-19

Panic-buying food across the nation has led to supermarkets being unable to keep up with the high demand of some pantry essentials and frozen food items, such as flour, pasta, rice, and frozen veggies.

Managing Family Relationships During Isolation

Social distancing can be both challenging and positive for family units. Living in close confines during unprecedented times can naturally cause added stress and conflict between families.

Financial Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty (COVID-19)

Adapting to new ways of living to protect ourselves from COVID-19 (coronavirus) is challenging. Of equal challenge is the potential financial implications that are likely to impact many of us.

Another Crisis Amidst a Pandemic: Substance Misuse

The potential for harm associated with alcohol and drug use are increasing as the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

"The safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff is always our top priority. Acacia EAP is currently operating under normal conditions. Due to the pandemic status of COVID-19, some locations may move from face-to-face counselling to secure video or phone. All counselling services are able to be provided 24/7, as always. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and act quickly on the advice of health authorities."